Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Paper patterns and cat claws don't really go together, do they?

I haven't disappeared in a puff of smoke in case anyone was wondering (probably not, eh?!), I'm working on a top secret (in my mind) project at the moment, which I can't share just yet but all will be revealed soon...

Not that Merky is letting me work -
he's sitting on the pattern pieces, the rascal.

In the meantime, can anyone who has made a Sewaholic Cambie dress tell me what type of fabric you used for the lining? That's my next big project I think - my very first go at lining a dress and I've seen various things on t'interweb - cotton batiste  viscose, even cheesecloth but it's left me a bit confused. So any advice on here would be very gratefully received. My main fabric will be cotton if that makes any difference... I really need to start working with fabric that isn't cotton soon, expand my horizons a bit, but I have so much of it in my stash that I really need to use it up first!

New dresser for the kitchen - the Tinkers think it's for displaying them!

Is anyone doing anything for Valentine's? We've decided not to bother! Enjoy if you are... x

7 comments:

  1. Naww! Merky is so cheeky! I lined my version in cotton batiste though I am now wishing I had lined the skirt in something slippery so I can wear it in with tights...

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    1. Isn't he just? I wear tights all the time so slippery makes more sense... but I like the idea of batiste more...

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  2. You can line it in cotton voile if you live in a climate that makes synthetic linings a comfort issue - they get way too hot. Slippery linings are easier to wear as they slide over the body.

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I've been looking up cotton voile and batiste (which are the two I'm most drawn to) and heat is really not a major problem in England (!) but I do tend to wear tights all the time with dresses... so still not sure!

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  3. Hi! May I use the first photo as a reference for a digital painting?

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  4. Hi Emma, I can't figure out how to reply directly to you from here so I hope you get this but yes I'm happy for you to use the photo. What exactly will you use it for, I'm intrigued!

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  5. An icon (my documents). I'm doing the whole icons pack with pc and soft icons ^^ I'll upload it on my dA http://emmagucci.deviantart.com/ as soon as I finish it.

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